World Chart positions

UK Single Chart
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I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Entered: 12/11/1983 : 82-68-49-47-55-67-96-98
Wks 8 Pk. 47

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered: 28/01/1984 : 53-38-32-14-9-4-4-4-6-12-21-38-51-66
Wks 14 Pk. 4

Dancing Girls
Entered: 14/04/1984 : 35-25-18-14-13-14-27-37-50
Wks 9 Pk. 13

Wouldn’t It Be Good (Re-entry 1)
Entered: 12/05/1984 : 87
Wks 1 Pk. 87

I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Re-release)
Entered: 16/06/1984 : 18-4-2-3-4-7-9-17-27-33-38-47-52
Wks 13 Pk. 2

Dancing Girls (Re-entry 1)
Entered: 07/07/1984 : 96
Wks 1 Pk. 96

Human Racing
Entered: 15/09/1984 : 38-20-19-20-30-44-59
Wks 7 Pk. 19

Human Racing (Re-entry 1)
Entered: 10/11/1984 : 86
Wks 1 Pk. 86

The Riddle
Entered: 17/11/1984 : 17-5-4-3-8-8-12-11-14-32-55
Wks 11 Pk. 3

Wide Boy
Entered: 16/03/1985 : 15-12-10-9-11-18-29-48
Wks 8 Pk. 9

Don Quixote
Entered: 03/08/1985 : 23-11-10-14-21-32-53
Wks 7 Pk. 10

When A Heart Beats
Entered: 30/11/1985 : 33-27-30-40-59-54-58
Wks 7 Pk. 27

Nobody Knows
Entered: 11/10/1986 : 47-44-63
Wks 3 Pk. 44

Radio Musicola
Entered: 13/12/1986 : 43-50
Wks 2 Pk. 43

James Cagney
Released: Feb 1987 (Germany)
Never charted

One Step Ahead
Entered: 04/02/1989 : 55-78
Wks 2 Pk. 55

Elisabeth’s Eyes
Released: 24/04/89
Never charted

I Wanna Change The Score (duet with Tony Banks)
Released: May 1991
Never charted

Wouldn’t It Be Good (Re-release)
Released: 1991
Never charted

‘98 Remixes
Released: July 1998
Never Charted

Wouldn’t It Be Good ‘98
Released: 1998
Never charted

Somebody Loves You
Entered: 27/02/1999 : 70
Wks 1 Pk. 70

What Do You Think Of It So Far?
Released: June 1999 (Germany)
Never charted

Sometimes (duet with Les Rythmes Digitales)
Entered: 07/08/1999 : 56
Wks 1 Pk. 56

Wounded
Entered: 12/05/01
Wks 1 Pk. 100

The Sky’s The Limit
Released: 06/08/2012
Never charted

You’re The Best
Released: 23/09/2012
Never charted

 

UK Album Chart
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Human Racing
Entered: 10/03/1984 : 10-9-10-11-11-14-11-11-12-15-17-20-20-23-25-23-15-8-5-8-12-9-11-13-17-18-20-26-25-18-18-24-27-37-47-45-42-50-52-62-71-73-84-53-43-49-62-53-72
Wks 49 Pk. 5

The Riddle
Entered: 01/12/1984 : 8-12-14-11-17-12-12-21-31-37-42-52-51-53-58-59-51-46-43-35-51-69-69-83-73
Wks 25 Pk. 8

Human Racing (Re-entry 1)
Entered: 23/02/1985 : 61-59-53-61-63-70-71-65-99-75-89
Wks 11 Pk. 53

The Riddle (Re-entry 1)
Entered: 08/06/1985 : 86
Wks 1 Pk. 86

The Riddle (Re-entry 2)
Entered: 03/08/1985 : 89-36-41-42-39-50-53-75-100-88
Wks 10 Pk. 36

Human Racing (Re-entry 2)
Entered: 03/08/1985 : 93
Wks 1 Pk. 93

Radio Musicola
Entered: 08/11/1986 : 47-84-94
Wks 3 Pk. 47

15 Minutes
Entered: 13/03/99
Wks 1 Pk. 194

Then And Now
Entered: 02/07/2005 : 182
Wks 1 Pk. 182

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Same as above
Those listed below are releases which made the UK charts only.
Nik Kershaw UK Chart Entries 1983 – 2005
( Chart runs through 01 Jan 2007 )
UK Singles Chart

I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Entered: 12th Nov 1983 at # 82
Weeks in chart: 8
Peeked at # 47

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered: 28th Jan 1984 at # 53
Wks 14
Pk. 4

Dancing Girls
Entered: 14th April 1984 at # 35
Wks 9
Pk. 13

Wouldn’t It Be Good (Re-entry 1)
Entered: 12th May 1984 at # 87
Wks 1
Pk. 87

I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Re-release)
Entered: 16th June 1984 at # 18
Wks 13
Pk. 2

Dancing Girls (Re-entry 1)
Entered: 7th July 1984 at # 96
Wks 1
Pk. 96

Human Racing
Entered: 15th Sept 1984 at # 38
Wks 7
Pk. 19

Human Racing (Re-entry 1)
Entered: 10th Nov 1984 at # 86
Wks 1
Pk. 86

The Riddle
Entered: 17th Nov 1984 at # 17
Wks 11
Pk. 3

Wide Boy
Entered: 16th Mar 1985 at # 15
Wks 8
Pk. 9

Don Quixote
Entered: 3rd Aug 1985 at # 23
Wks 7
Pk. 10

When A Heart Beats
Entered: 30th Nov 1985 at # 33
Wks 7
Pk. 27

Nobody Knows
Entered: 11th Oct 1986 at # 47
Wks 3
Pk. 44

Radio Musicola
Entered: 13th Dec 1986 at # 43
Wks 2
Pk. 43

One Step Ahead
Entered: 4th Feb 1989 at # 55
Wks 2
Pk. 55

Somebody Loves You
Entered: 27th Feb 1999 at # 70
Wks 1
Pk. 70

Sometimes (duet with Les Rythmes Digitales)
Entered: 7th Aug 1999 at # 56
Wks 1
Pk. 56

Wounded
Entered: 12/05/01
Wks 1
Pk. 100

UK Album Chart

Human Racing
Entered: 10th Mar 1984 at # 10
Wks 49
Pk. 5

The Riddle
Entered: 1st Dec 1984 at # 8
Wks 25
Pk. 8

Human Racing (Re-entry 1)
Entered: 23rd Feb 1985 at # 61
Wks 11
Pk. 53

The Riddle (Re-entry 1)
Entered: 8th June 1985 at # 86
Wks 1
Pk. 86

The Riddle (Re-entry 2)
Entered: 3rd Aug 1985 at # 89
Wks 10
Pk. 36

Human Racing (Re-entry 2)
Entered: 3rd Aug 1985 at # 93
Wks 1
Pk. 93

Radio Musicola
Entered: 8th Nov 1986 at # 47
Wks 3
Pk. 47

15 Minutes
Entered: 13/03/99
Wks 1
Pk. 194

Then And Now
Entered: 2nd July 2005 at # 182
Wks 1
Pk. 182

 

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According to this info Nik’s Human Racing album became the UK’s 22nd best selling album of 1984 with The Riddle positioned in at 42 for that year, which is not bad considering the album was released in Nov. of 1984.
In 1985, The Riddle album sales continued but only took Nik to number 96 position as best selling album of that year within the UK sales
As printed in the Record Mirror and compiled from UK sales alone……

UK Top 100 Selling Albums 1984

1. CAN’T SLOW DOWN Lionel Richie
2. THE HITS ALBUM/THE HITS TAPE Various
3. LEGEND Bob Marley & the Wailers
4. MAKE IT BIG Wham!
5. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 3 Various
6. THRILLER Michael Jackson
7. DIAMOND LIFE Sade
8. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 4 Various
9. AN INNOCENT MAN Billy Joel
10. WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME Frankie Goes To Hollywood
11. THE COLLECTION Ultravox
12. INTO THE GAP Thompson Twins
13. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 2 Various
14. THE WORKS Queen
15. ALF Alison Moyet
16. HUMAN’S LIB Howard Jones
17. ELIMINATOR ZZ Top
18. PRIVATE DANCER Tina Turner
19. PARTY PARTY Black Lace
20. PARADE Spandau Ballet
21. THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE U2
22. HUMAN RACING Nik Kershaw
23. GREATEST HITS Shakin’ Stevens
24. NO PARLEZ Paul Young
25. ALCHEMY-DIRE STRAITS LIVE Dire Straits
26. TOUCH Eurythmics
27. GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD STREET Paul McCartney
28. UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY U2
29. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC Various
30. THE WOMAN IN RED (OST) Stevie Wonder/Dionne Warwick
31. ARENA Duran Duran
32. YESTERDAY ONCE MORE Carpenters
33. BREAKING HEARTS Elton John
34. BREAKOUT Pointer Sisters
35. COLOUR BY NUMBERS Culture Club
36. CAFE BLEU Style Council
37. BORN IN THE USA Bruce Springsteen
38. THE SMITHS Smiths
39. CINEMA Elaine Paige
40. THE CROSSING Big Country
41. THE ART GARFUNKEL ALBUM Art Garfunkel
42. THE RIDDLE Nik Kershaw
43. PURPLE RAIN Prince & the Revolution
44. TONIGHT David Bowie
45. LABOUR OF LOVE UB40
46. SPARKLE IN THE RAIN Simple Minds
47. GREATEST HITS Queen
48. FOOTLOOSE (OST) Various
49. TWELVE GOLD BARS VOLS 1 & 2 Status Quo
50. THE AGE OF CONSENT Bronski Beat
51. BREAKDANCE (OST) Various
52. AMERICAN HEARTBEAT Various
53. SEVEN AND THE RAGGED TIGER Duran Duran
54. WAKING UP WITH THE HOUSE ON FIRE Culture Club
55. STEELTOWN Big Country
56. GOLDEN DAYS Fureys & Davey Arthur
57. GREEN VELVET Various
58. GREATEST HITS Chas & Dave
59. OFF THE WALL Michael Jackson
60. FANTASTIC Wham
61. MISS RANDY CRAWFORD-GREATEST HITS Randy Crawford
62. HYSTERIA Human League
63. BAT OUT OF HELL Meat Loaf
64. THE VERY BEST OF Foster & Allen
65. OCEAN RAIN Echo & the Bunnymen
66. ALL BY MYSELF Various
67. PIPES OF PEACE Paul McCartney
68. BAD ATTITUDE Meat Loaf
69. AND I LOVE YOU SO Howard Keel
70. SHE’S SO UNUSUAL Cyndi Lauper
71. LAMENT Ultravox
72. PORTRAIT Diana Ross
73. DES O’CONNOR NOW Des O’Connor
74. TOO LOW FOR ZERO Elton John
75. THEN CAME ROCK’N’ROLL Various
76. GENESIS Genesis
77. GREATEST HITS Marvin Gaye
78. HATFUL OF HOLLOW Smiths
79. STAGES Elaine Paige
80. LOVE SONGS Stevie Wonder
81. THE VERY BEST OF MOTOWN LOVE SONGS Various
82. GEFFERY MORGAN UB40
83. ALL THE HITS Eddy Grant
84. JUNK CULTURE Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
85. POWERSLAVE Iron Maiden
86. WE ARE FAMILY Sister Sledge
87. HITS HITS HITS Various
88. I FEEL FOR YOU Chaka Khan
89. THE JOHN DENVER COLLECTION John Denver
90. FUGAZI Marillion
91. THE 12″ ALBUM Howard Jones
92. I AM WHAT I AM Shirley Bassey
93. PERFECT STRANGERS Deep Purple
94. 1984 Van Halen
95. THE MUSIC OF LOVE Richard Clayderman
96. LOVE SONGS Various
97. CAMOUFLAGE Rod Stewart
98. HOOKED ON NUMBER ONES Various
99. MANGE TOUT Blancmange
100. 1984 (FOR THE LOVE OF BIG BROTHER) Eurythmics

UK Top 100 Selling Albums 1985

1. BROTHERS IN ARMS Dire Straits
2. NO JACKET REQUIRED Phil Collins
3. LIKE A VIRGIN Madonna
4. BORN IN THE USA Bruce Springsteen
5. SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR Tears For Fears
6. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 6 Various
7. NOW-THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM Various
8. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 5 Various
9. HITS 2 Various
10. THE SECRET OF ASSOCIATION Paul Young
11. ALF Alison Moyet
12. HITS 3 Various
13. LOVE SONGS George Benson
14. HOUNDS OF LOVE Kate Bush
15. BE YOURSELF TONIGHT Eurythmics
16. PRIVATE DANCER Tina Turner
17. PROMISE Sade
18. MAKE IT BIG Wham
19. DIAMOND LIFE Sade
20. MISPLACED CHILDHOOD Marillion
21. ELIMINATOR ZZ Top
22. THE SINGLES COLLECTION Spandau Ballet
23. BOYS AND GIRLS Bryan Ferry
24. GO WEST Go West
25. AGENT PROVOCATEUR Foreigner
26. RECKLESS Bryan Adams
27. THE KENNY ROGERS STORY Kenny Rogers
28. GREATEST HITS VOLS 1 & 2 Billy Joel
29. GREATEST HITS OF 1985 Various
30. THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE U2
31. OUT NOW Various
32. HITS OUT OF HELL Meat Loaf
33. WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME Frankie Goes To Hollywood
34. THE AGE OF CONSENT Bronski Beat
35. UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY U2
36. ONCE UPON A TIME Simple Minds
37. THE DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES Sting
38. THE FIRST ALBUM Madonna
39. DREAM INTO ACTION Howard Jones
40. THE LOVE ALBUM Various
41. THE COLLECTION Ultravox
42. THE HITS ALBUM/THE HITS TAPE Various
43. GREATEST HITS Queen
44. VOICES FROM THE HOLY LAND Aled Jones
45. ICE ON FIRE Elton John
46. ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT Aled Jones
47. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 4 Various
48. ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S REQUIEM Placido Domingo/
Sarah Brightman/Various
49. LOVE HURTS Elaine Paige
50. FACE VALUE Phil Collins
51. WORLD MACHINE Level 42
52. CAN’T SLOW DOWN Lionel Richie
53. LEAVE THE BEST TO LAST James Last
54. THE VERY BEST OF CHRIS DE BURGH Chris De Burgh
55. JENNIFER RUSH Jennifer Rush
56. NOW DANCE Various
57. AFTERBURNER ZZ Top
58. OUT NOW 2 Various
59. WEST SIDE STORY Elmer Berstein/Kiri Te Kanawa/Jose Carreras
60. PURPLE RAIN Prince & the Revolution
61. BEST OF THE 20TH CENTURY BOY Marc Bolan & T.Rex
62. OUR FAVOURITE SHOP Style Council
63. GOLD Barbara Dickson
64. THE SINGLES 1981-85 Depeche Mode
65. THE BARBARA DICKSON SONGBOOK Barbara Dickson
66. SUDDENLY Billy Ocean
67. VITAL IDOL Billy Idol
68. CUPID AND PSYCHE 85 Scritti Politti
69. I LOVE A PARTY Russ Abbot
70. MEAT IS MURDER Smiths
71. ALED JONES AND THE BBC WELSH CHORUS Aled Jones
72. NO PARLEZ Paul Young
73. ARENA Duran Duran
74. THE 12″ ALBUM Howard Jones
75. JAMBOUREE BAG NUMBER 3 Chas & Dave
76. THE GIFT Midge Ure
77. LITTLE CREATURES Talking Heads
78. STEPS IN TIME King
79. 20/20 George Benson
80. LOVE Cult
81. THE POWER OF CLASSIC ROCK London Symphony Orchestra
82. ALCHEMY-DIRE STRAITS LIVE Dire Straits
83. HATFUL OF HOLLOW Smiths
84. ROCK ANTHEMS Various
85. THE RIVER Bruce Springsteen
86. BAGGARIDDIM UB40
87. CHESS Various
88. MR BAD GUY Freddie Mercury
89. LIVE AFTER DEATH Iron Maiden
90. FLAUNT THE IMPERFECTION China Crisis
91. REMINISCING-THE HOWARD KEEL COLLECTION Howard Keel
92. EASY PIECES Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
93. BEST OF Eagles
94. THE POWER STATION Power Station
95. LEGEND Bob Marley & the Wailers
96. THE RIDDLE Nik Kershaw
97. FANTASTIC Wham
98. THE MAN-BEST OF Elvis Costello
99. GREATEST HITS OF THE Commodores
100. THE CLASSIC TOUCH Richard Clayderman/Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra

 

UK TOP SELLING SINGLES FOR EACH YEAR
1984
1 Do They Know It’s Christmas Band Aid
2 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
3 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
4 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood
5 Careless Whisper George Michael
6 Hello Lionel Richie
7 Agadoo Black Lace
8 Freedom Wham!
9 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Junior
10 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Wham!
11 Last Christmas Wham!
12 I Feel For You Chaka Khan
13 White Lines (Don’t Do It) Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
14 99 Red Balloons Nena
15 The Reflex Duran Duran
16 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins
17 What’s Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner
18 I Want To Break Free Queen
19 Hole In My Shoe Neil
20 No More Lonely Nights Paul McCartney
21 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood
22 I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond
23 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
24 Radio Ga Ga Queen
25 Together In Electric Dreams Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey
26 When Doves Cry Prince
27 Doctor Doctor Thompson Twins
28 Self Control Laura Branigan
29 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
30 War Song Culture Club
31 I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me Nik Kershaw
32 Like To Get to Know You Well Howard Jones
33 Automatic Pointer Sisters
34 Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2
35 Joanna Kool & The Gang
36 Wild Boys Duran Duran
37 That’s Living Alright Joe Fagin
38 Wouldn’t It Be Good Nik Kershaw
39 Street Dance Break Machine
40 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus

 

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Radio 1 DJ’s Promo Chart – UK 1984

 

01 – Band Aid – DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?
02 – Stevie Wonder – I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU
03 – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – RELAX
04 – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – TWO TRIBES
05 – George Michael – CARELESS WHISPER
06 – Wham! – LAST CHRISTMAS
07 – Lionel Richie – HELLO
08 – Black Lace – AGADOO
09 – Ray Parker Jnr – GHOSTBUSTERS
10 – Wham! – FREEDOM
11 – Wham! – WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO
12 – Chaka Khan – I FEEL FOR YOU
13 – Grandmaster & Melle Mel – WHITE LINES (DON’T DO IT)
14 – Paul McCartney & Frog Chorus – WE ALL STAND TOGETHER
15 – Nena – 99 RED BALLOONS
16 – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – THE POWER OF LOVE
17 – Duran Duran – THE REFLEX
18 – Madonna – LIKE A VIRGIN
19 – Phil Collins – AGAINST ALL ODDS
20 – Tina Turner – WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
21 – Jim Diamond – I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER
22 – Paul McCartney – NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS
23 – Queen – I WANT TO BREAK FREE
24 – Neil – HOLE IN MY SHOE
25 – Cyndi Lauper – TIME AFTER TIME
26 – Queen – RADIO GA GA
27 – Giorgio Moroder ft Philip Oakey – TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS
28 – Prince – WHEN DOVES CRY
29 – Thompson Twins – DOCTOR, DOCTOR
30 – Laura Branigan – SELF CONTROL
31 – Culture Club – THE WAR SONG
32 – Cyndi Lauper – GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN
33 – Duran Duran – THE WILD BOYS
34 – Nik Kershaw – I WON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME
35 – Howard Jones – LIKE TO GET TO KNOW YOU WELL
36 – Toy Dolls – NELLIE THE ELEPHANT
37 – U2 – PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE)
38 – Pointer Sisters – AUTOMATIC
39 – Kool & the Gang – JOANNA
40 – Joe Fagin – THAT’S LIVING ALRIGHT
41 – Nik Kershaw – WOULDN’T IT BE GOOD
42 – Break Machine – STREET DANCE
43 – Bronski Beat – SMALLTOWN BOY
44 – Mathhew Wilder – BREAK MY STRIDE
45 – Nik Kershaw – THE RIDDLE
46 – Miami Sound Machine – DR BEAT
47 – Deniece Williams – LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY
48 – Limahl – NEVER ENDING STORY
49 – Billy Ocean – CARIBBEAN QUEEN
50 – Hazel Dean – WHATEVER I DO

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USA

Billboard Hot 100 Singles
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Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered: 31/03/1984 : 93-79-69-63-59-53-50-48-46-51-65-83-99
Wks 13 Pk. 46

Billboard (Hot 200) Albums
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Human Racing
Entered: 05/05/1984 : 195-190-164-143-118-113-103-95-90-85-81-70-70-93-95-100-112-129-130-157
Wks 20 Pk. 70

The Riddle
Entered: 27/04/1985 : 185-129-116-113-113-122-141-169-176-198
Wks 10 Pk. 113

[[overview for US charts]]
ALBUM
1984 Human Racing The Billboard 200 70
1985 The Riddle The Billboard 200 113
SINGLES
1984 Wouldn’t It Be Good The Billboard Hot 100 46

KMFDM

1995 Nihil Heatseekers 16
1996 XTORT The Billboard 200 92
1997 Symbols The Billboard 200 137
1999 Adios The Billboard 200 189
2002 Attak Top Independent Albums 11
2003 WWIII Top Electronic Albums 3
2005 Hau Ruck Top Electronic Albums 5
2005 Hau Ruck Top Independent Albums 48

1991 Naïve Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 39

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IRISH TOP 30 CHARTS 1980’s

1984

WOULDN’T IT BE GOOD
highest pos: #2
weeks in top 30 chart: 7
[Date of release: 19.02.1984]
26th FEB – #15 – week 1
4th MAR – #2 – week 2
11th MAR – #2 – week 3
18th MAR – #3 – week 4
25th MAR – #4 – week 5
1st APR – #9 – week 6
8th APR – #20 – week 7

DANCING GIRLS
highest pos: #14
weeks in top 30 chart: 4
[Date of release: 22.04.84]
29th APR – #14 – week 1
6th MAY – #15 – week 2
13th MAY – #15 – week 3
20th MAY – #17 – week 4

IWLTSGDOM
highest pos: #4
weeks in top 30 chart: 8
[Date of release: 16.06.1984]
24th JUN – #8 – week 1
1st JULY – #10 – week 2
8th JULY – #8 – week 3
15th JULY – #4 – week 4
22nd JULY – #4 – week 5
29th JULY – #6 – week 6
5th AUG – #10 – week 7
12th AUG – #30 – week 8

HUMAN RACING
highest pos: #17
weeks in top 30 chart: 4
[Date of release: 08.09.1984]
16th SEPT – #30 – week 1
23rd SEPT – #17 – week 2
30th SEPT – #18 – week 3
7th OCT – #22 – week 4

1985

THE RIDDLE
Highest pos: #3
weeks in top 30 chart: 9
[Date of release: 11.11.1984]
18th NOV – #26 – week 1
25th NOV – #9 – week 2
2nd DEC – #3 – week 3
9th DEC – #3 – week 4
16th DEC – #5 – week 5
23rd DEC – #10 – week 6
30th DEC – #11 – week 7
5th JAN – #11 – week 7
12th JAN – #17 – week 8
19th JAN – #22 – week 9

WIDE BOY
highest pos: #5
weeks in top 30 chart: 6
[Date of release: 9.03.1985]
16th MAR – #14 – week 1
23rd MAR – #6 – week 2
30th MAR – #5 – week 3
7th APR – #9 – week 4
14th APR – #15 – week 5
21st APR – #23 – week 6

DON QUIXOTE
highest pos: #9
weeks in top 30 chart: 5
[Date of release: 04.08.1985]
11th AUG – #14 – week 1
18th AUG – #9 – week 2
25th AUG – #10 – week 3
1st SEPT – #9 – week 4
8th SEPT – #14 – week 5

WHEN A HEART BEATS
highest pos: #14
weeks in top 30 chart: 2
[Date of release: 08.12.1985]
15th DEC – #14 – week 1
22nd DEC – #17 – week 2

1986

NOBODY KNOWS
highest pos: #20
weeks in top 30 chart: 2
19th OCT – #20 – week 1
26th OCT – #24 – week 2

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Israel Top 3
20.01.1985

1 – Foreigner – I want to know what love is
2 – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – The power of love
3 – Nik Kershaw – The riddle

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NIK KERSHAW SWISS CHART ENTRIES

SINGLES CHART

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered: 22.04.1984
Peaked At # 3
Weeks In Chart:14

I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Ent: 29.07.1984
Pk at # 6
Weeks:11

The Riddle
Ent: 16.12.1984
Pk at # 15
Weeks:9

ALBUM CHART

Human Racing
Ent: 22.04.1984
Pk at # 12
Weeks: 24

The Riddle
Ent: 16.12.1984
Pk at # 23
Weeks: 7

SWISS YEAR-END CHARTS 1984

Singles

1 Laura Branigan Self Control
2 Alphaville Big In Japan
3 Talk Talk Such A Shame
4 Nino De Angelo Jenseits von Eden
5 Lionel Richie Hello
6 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax
7 Queen I Want To Break Free
8 Wham Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
9 George Michael Careless Whisper
10 R.A.F. Self Control

30 Nik Kershaw Wouldn’t It Be Good

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NIK KERSHAW NORWEGIAN CHART ENTRIES

SINGLES CHART

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered 13th week of 1984
Peaked at # 6
Weeks in chart: 7

I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Ent 32nd week of 1984
Pk at # 8
Weeks: 2

The Riddle
Ent 49th week of 1984
Pk at # 5
Weeks: 14

ALBUMS
Human Racing
Ent 32nd week of 1984
Pk at # 7
Weeks: 10

The Riddle
Ent 50th week of 1984
Pk at # 5
Weeks: 17

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NIK KERSHAW AUSTRIAN CHART ENTRIES http://austriancharts.at/search.asp?search=nik+kershaw&cat=s

SINGLES CHART

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered: 01.06.1984
Peaked at # 12
Weeks in chart: 4

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NIK KERSHAW FINNISH CHART ENTRIES

SINGLES CHART

The Riddle
Peaked at # 12
Weeks in chart: ??

[“The Riddle” also reached #8 in the jukebox chart]

ALBUM CHART

Human Racing
Peaked at # 8
Weeks in chart: 18

The Riddle
Peaked at # 11
Weeks in chart: 23

Greatest Hits
Entered 42nd week of 1998
Peaked at # 12
Weeks in chart: 5

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NIK KERSHAW SWEDISH CHART ENTRIES

ALBUM CHART

The Best Of….
Entered: 17-07-1998
Peaked at # 23
Weeks in chart: 3

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NIK KERSHAW GERMAN CHART ENTRIES
http://germancharts.com/showitem.asp?key=1310&cat=a

SINGLES CHART

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered: 09.04.1984
Peaked at # 2
Weeks in chart: 18

Dancing Girls
Ent: 25.06.1984
Pk # 21
Weeks: 11

I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Ent: 16.07.1984
Pk # 12
Weeks: 14

The Riddle
Ent: 17.12.1984
Pk # 8
Weeks: 13

Wide Boy
Ent: 25.03.1985
Pk # 25
Weeks: 9

Don Quixote
Ent: 26.08.1985
Pk # 39
Weeks: 7

When A Heart Beats
Ent: 13.01.1986
Pk # 55
Weeks: 5

I Wanna Change The Score
Ent: 01.07.1991
Pk # 55
Weeks: 11

TOP GERMAN SINGLES OF 1984

# 27 Wouldn’t It Be Good
# 73 I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

TOP GERMAN SINGLES OF 1985

# 70 The Riddle

GERMAN ALBUM CHART

Human Racing
Ent: 23.04.84
Pk: # 8
Weeks: 27

The Riddle
Ent: 03.12.84
Pk: # 12
Weeks: 21

Human Racing
Hit Parade Entrance: 23.04.1984
Last classifying: 22.10.1984
Reached maximum position: 8
Number of weeks: 27

The Riddle
Hit Parade Entrance: 03.12.1984
Last classifying: 29.04.1985
Reached maximum position: 12
Number of weeks: 21

 

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ITALIAN CHARTS

SINGLES CHART

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Reached # 14
1984

The Riddle
Reached # 10
1985

MABUSE & MAURICE DANCE CHART – NORTH ITALY DISCO
The Riddle (promo) (Pete Lorimer Mix)
Entered: 25/09/05 : 17-12-12-8-8-8-11-15
Wks 8 Pk. 8

 

MABUSE & MAURICE NORTH ITALY DISCO DANCE CHART 2005.
FROM THE FIRST CHART 4 SEPTEMBER 2005 TO THE LAST OF THE YEAR DATED 01 JANUARY 2006

1.MADONNA-HUNG UP
CHART RUN: 2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-2 —————-WEEKS ON CHART: 13—PEAK 1(X7)—POINTS: 254+13=267

2.MARIS&MORENO-CAN YOU FEEL IT
CHART RUN: 12-6-2-1-2-3-6-4-6-6-6-5-8-11-15-16—WEEKS ON CHART: 16—PEAK 1(X1)—POINTS: 227+16=243

3.AGNELLI&NELSON-SHIVER
CHART RUN: 8-3-1-1-1-3-3-7-7-8-8-9-9-12-17———WEEKS ON CHART: 15—PEAK 1(X3)—POINTS: 218+15=233

4.SUGABABES-PUSH THE BUTTON RMX DJ PROM
CHART RUN: 14-6-2-2-3-3-4-1-1-3-7-13—————–WEEKS ON CHART: 12—PEAK 1(X2)—POINTS: 193+12=205

5.DJ CHUS-THAT FEELING 2005.
CHART RUN: 5-4-2-5-5-9-8-7-7-9-17———————WEEKS ON CHART: 11—PEAK 2(X1)—POINTS: 153+11=164

6.GABY NEWMAN-RELEASE
CHART RUN: 11-9-4-2-2-3-4 -9-14-14——————–WEEKS ON CHART: 10—PEAK 2(X2)—POINTS: 138+10=148

7.MOTORCYCLE-AROUND YOU
CHART RUN: 3-1-2-2-4-8-13-11-16-19——————-WEEKS ON CHART: 10—PEAK 1(X1)—POINTS: 131+10=141

8.CONJURE ONE-EXTRAORDINARY WAYS
CHART RUN: 15-15-6-5-4-3-2-7-13———————–WEEKS ON CHART: 9—–PEAK 2(X1)—POINTS: 116+9=125

9.SUPAFLY-LET’S GET DOWN
CHART RUN: 2-4-7-3-5-6-11-16-20———————–WEEKS ON CHART: 9—–PEAK 2(X1)—POINTS: 115+9=124

10. PLANET FUNK-EVERYDAY
CHART RUN: 14-7-6-7-7-7-9-9-14-17——————–WEEKS ON CHART: 10—-PEAK 6(X1)—POINTS: 113+10=123

11.QUIVVER-BROTHERS&SISTERS
CHART RUN: 1-2-3-5-9-14-16-17-19-20—————–WEEKS ON CHART: 10— PEAK 1(X1)—POINTS: 102+10=112

12.MOTORCYCLE-AS THE RUSH COMES 2005.
CHART RUN: 18-15-13-10-10-10-10-9-13-16-17——-WEEKS ON CHART: 11—PEAK 9(X1)—-POINTS: 90+11=101

13.GOLDFRAPP-NUMBER ONE
CHART RUN: 20-12-4-3-1-4-9—————————–WEEKS ON CHART: 7—-PEAK 1(X1)—–POINTS: 94+7=101

14.MOBY-RAINING AGAIN
CHART RUN: 9-5-4-3-6-11-18—————————–WEEKS ON CHART: 7—-PEAK 3(X1)—–POINTS: 91+7=98

15.OT QUARTET-HOLD THAT SUCKER DOWN 2005.
CHART RUN: 20-13-7-7-4-3-9-19————————-WEEKS ON CHART: 8—-PEAK 3(X1)—–POINTS: 82+8=90

16.ANDY BELL-CRAZY RMX VINCE CLARKE
CHART RUN: 17-16-13-12-8-6-5-14-19——————WEEKS ON CHART: 9—-PEAK 5(X1)—–POINTS: 79+9=88

17.ROYKSOOP-ONLY THIS MOMENT
CHART RUN: 20-10-8-3-4-7-14—————————WEEKS ON CHART: 7—–PEAK 3(X1)—–POINTS: 81+7=88

18.TATU-ALL ABOUT US
CHART RUN: 18-14-13-12-12-10-10-10-14-20———WEEKS ON CHART: 10—-PEAK 10(X3)—POINTS: 77+10=87

19.SHINY GREY-YOU MADE A PROMISE
CHART RUN: 5-5-5-10-11-17-18-19———————–WEEKS ON CHART: 8—–PEAK 5(X3)—-POINTS: 78+8=86

20.NIK KERSHAW-THE RIDDLE RMX PETE L.
CHART RUN: 17-12-12-8-8-8-11-15———————WEEKS ON CHART: 8——PEAK 8(X3)—–POINTS: 77+8=85

 

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CANADIAN CHARTS

SINGLES CHART

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered 14.04.1984 at # 27
Peaked at # 5
Weeks in chart: 11

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DUTCH CHARTS http://www.lyricsvault.net/

http://www.radio538.nl/538/programmas/top4…week=11&x=7&y=7
SINGLES CHART

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered week 10 of 1984 at # 26-24-27
Peaked at # 24
Weeks in chart: 3

I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Ent Week 30 of 1984 at # 33-17-11-8-6-6-10-19-39
Pk at # 6
Weeks: 9

The Riddle
Ent Week 48 of 1984 at # 35-29-23-21-19-22-25-33
Pk at # 24
Weeks: 8

DUTCH TOP SINGLES OF 1984

# 58 – I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
# 215 – The Riddle
# 236 – Wouldn’t It Be Good

DUTCH TOP SINGLES FOR 1985

# 186 – The Riddle

DUTCH TOP SINGLES FOR 2002
# 61 – The Riddle by Gigi D’Agostino

 

Top 11,244 Netherland Charts

#2,857 – 220pts – pk6 – wk 9 – I won’t let the sun go down on me – Nik Kershaw

#5,318 – 121pts – pk19 – wk8 – The riddle – Nik Kershaw

#8,410 – 46pts – pk24 – wk3 – Wouldn’t it be good – Nik Kershaw

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BELGIAN CHARTS

TOP 100 SINGLES OF 1984

# 53 – I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
# 85 – The Riddle

TOP 100 SINGLES OF 2002
# 47 – The Riddle by Gigi D’Agostino

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SOUTH AFRICAN CHARTS http://www.rock.co.za/files/springbok_top_20_(K).html

SINGLES CHART

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered 27.07.1984
Peaked at # 14
Weeks in chart: 8

The Riddle
Entered 01.03.1985
Peaked at # 9
Weeks in chart: 10

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LATVIAN CHARTS

TOP 20 SINGLES CHART

Wouldn’t It Be Good ’98
Entered Week 28 of 1998
Peaked at # 4
Weeks in chart: 1

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AUSTRIAN SINGLES CHART

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered: 22.04.1984 at #13
Peaked at #13
Weeks in chart: 11

Don Quixote
Entered: 22.09.85 at #23
Peaked at #13
Weeks in chart: 5

 

AUSTRIAN SINGLES CHART [[to be confirmed]]
(week by week)

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered: 22/04/1984 : 13-17-17-17-17-17-17-19-21-22
Wks 11 Pk. 13

Don Quixote
Entered: 22/09/85 : 23-18-16-13-17
Wks 5 Pk. 13

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DANISH ALBUM CHART

Greatest Hits
Ent: #10 on week 14, 1998
Pk at #9
Weeks: 4
Week by week: 10-9-11-15

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FRENCH SINGLES CHART

Wouldn’t It Be Good
Entered: 03.11.84
Peaked at # 35
Weeks in chart: 9
Week by week: 46-35-49-41-41-49-41-42-50

 

The Riddle
Entered: 23.03.85
Peaked at # 18
Weeks in chart: 17
Week by week: 48-38-36-33-36-30-22-19-24-19-18-22-24-35-36-43-48

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AUSTRALIAN CHARTS

() = highest position

SINGLES CHART

1984 “Wouldn’t It Be Good” (#5)
1984 “I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (re-issue)” (#17)
1984 “The Riddle” (#6)
1985 “wide Boy” (#7)
1985 “Don Quixote” (#83)
1985 “When A Heart Beats” (#92)
1986 “Nobody Knows” (#73)

 

ALBUM CHARTS

1984 Human Racing (#35)
1984 The Riddle (#39)
1986 Radio Musicola (#92)

 

**PORTUGUESE CHARTS**

[17 Novembro 1984]
TOP 20 – LP´s

[size=1]Nº 01 – (OST) Stevie Wonder – “A Woman In Red”
Nº 02 – TINA TURNER – “Private Dancer”
Nº 03 – JULIO IGLESIAS – “1100 Bel Air Place”
Nº 04 – OST – “Footloose”
Nº 05 – ROLLING STONES – “Rewind 1971-1974”
Nº 06 – MIKE OLDFIELD – “Discovery”
Nº 07 – LIONEL RITCHIE – “Can’t Slow Down”
Nº 08 – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – “Born In The U.S.A.”
Nº 09 – NIK KERSHAW – “Human Racing” [/size]
Nº 10 – LAURA BRANINGAN – “Self Control”
Nº 11 – V/A – “Genius” (N)
Nº 12 – OST – “Breakin'”
Nº 13 – QUEEN – “The Works”
Nº 14 – ROD STEWART – “Camouflage”
Nº 15 – PRINCE – “Purple Rain”
Nº 16 – OST – “Against All Odds”
Nº 17 – LENA D’AGUA – “Lusitania”(N)
Nº 18 – KENNY ROGERS – “What About Me”(N)
Nº 19 – JON and VANGELIS- “Best Of…”
Nº 20 – OST – “Beat Street”

PORTUGAL: TOP 20 – SINGLES

Nº 01 – STEVIE WONDER – “I Just Call To Say I Love You”
Nº 02 – GEORGE MICHAEL – “Careless Whispers”
Nº 03 – LAURA BRANINGAN – “Self Control”
Nº 04 – LIONEL RITCHIE – “Hello”
Nº 05 – JOHN WAITE – “Missing You”
Nº 06 – PHIL COLLINS – “Against All Odds”
Nº 07 – QUEEN – “I Want To Break Free”
Nº 08 – MIKE OLDFIELD – “To France”
Nº 09 – J.IGLESIAS&ampD.ROSS – “All Of You”
Nº 10 – NIK KERSHAW – “I Won’t Let The Sun…”
Nº 11 – MALCLM McLAREN – “Madame Butterfly”
Nº 12 – ALPHAVILLE – “Big In Japan”
Nº 13 – WHAM! – “Wake Me Up (Before…)”
Nº 14 – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – “Dancing In The Dark”
Nº 15 – ROD STEWART – “Infatuation”
Nº 16 – LIMAHL – “Never Ending Story”
Nº 17 – KENNY LOGGINS – “Footloose”
Nº 18 – ALPHAVILLE – “Sounds Like A Melody”
Nº 19 – NIK KERSHAW – “Wouldn’t It Be Good”
Nº 20 – DIANA ROSS “There Goes My Baby”

[02 Março 1985]
TOP 20 LP´S

[size=1]Nº 01 – WHAM – “Make It Big”
Nº 02 – SCORPIONS – “Gold Ballads”
Nº 03 – RÃO KYAO – “Estrada da Luz”
Nº 04 – SADE – Diamond Life
Nº 05 – PAUL McCARTNEY – “Give My Regards To Broadstreet”
Nº 06 – NIK KERSHAW – “The Riddle”[/size]
Nº 07 – F.G.T.H. – “Welcome To The Pleasure Dome”
Nº 08 – VIDEOKIDS – “Inavsion Of The Spacepeckers”
Nº 09 – O.S.T. – “Metropolis”
Nº 10 – LEONARD COHEN – “Various Positions” (N)
Nº 11 – MARK KNOPFLER – “The Call”
Nº 12 – BRYAN ADAMS – “Reckless” (N)
Nº 13 – MADONNA – “Like a Virgin”
Nº 14 – O.S.T. – “Ghostbusters”
Nº 15 – U2 – “Unforgatable Fire” ®
Nº 16 – ROGER HODSON – “Eye of the Storm”
Nº 17 – FRANK ZAPPA – “Them or Us”
Nº 18 – VITORINO – “Leitaria Garrett”
Nº 19 – ROBERTO CARLOS – “Coração”
Nº 20 – ASHFORD&SIMPSON – “Solid” (N)

TOP 20 SINGLES

Nº 01 – WHAM! – “Last Christmas”
Nº 02 – VIDEOKIDS – “Woodpeckers From Space”
Nº 03 – NIK KERSHAW – “The Riddle”
Nº 04 – MURRAY HEAD – “One Night In Bangkok”
Nº 05 – PAUL McCARTNEY – “No More Lonely Nights”
Nº 06 – MADONNA – “Like A Virgin”
Nº 07 – ASHFORD&SIMPSON – “Solid”
Nº 08 – P.OAKEY&G.MORODER – “Together In Electric Dreams”
Nº 09 – LIMAHL – “Never Ending Story”
Nº 10 – JIM DIAMOND – “Should Know Better” (N)
Nº 11 – PHILIP BAILEY – “Easy Lover”
Nº 12 – BAND AIND – “Do They Know It’s Christmas”
Nº 13 – WHAM! – “Wake Me Up (Before You Go-Go)”
Nº 14 – CULTURE CLUB – “War Song”
Nº 15 – WHAM! – “Freedom”
Nº 16 – BRYAN ADAMS – “Run To You”
Nº 17 – CHAKA KHAN – “I Feel For You”
Nº 18 – EURYTHMICS – “Sex Crimes (1984)”
Nº 19 – DURAN DURAN – “Wild Boys”
Nº 20 – JOE COCKER – “Edge of a Dream” (N)

 

For this forum site only, I thought I would highlight how I WON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN faired in the UK Top 75 Singles chart back in 1983 and show the other artists in their respective chart placings whilst Nik’s very first single charted…

[size=1]Week Ending 19 November 1983
[top40]
07 – 01 – 01 – Billy Joel – UPTOWN GIRL
06 – 03 – 02 – Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson – SAY SAY SAY
03 – 04 – 03 – Shakin’ Stevens – CRY JUST A BIT
08 – 02 – 04 – Lionel Richie – ALL NIGHT LONG
03 – 09 – 05 – Madness – THE SUN AND THE RAIN
04 – 05 – 06 – Adam Ant – PUSS IN BOOTS
04 – 10 – 07 – Cure – THE LOVE CATS
11 – 07 – 08 – Men Without Hats – THE SAFETY DANCE
10 – 08 – 09 – Culture Club – KARMA CHAMELEON
02 – 36 – 10 – Assembly – NEVER NEVER
02 – 21 – 11 – Rolling Stones – UNDERCOVER OF NIGHT
1 – NEW – 12 – Style Council – A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART
04 – 06 – 13 – Duran Duran – UNION OF THE SNAKE
10 – 16 – 14 – Donna Summer – UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
06 – 11 – 15 – UB40 – PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY
03 – 20 – 16 – Limahl – ONLY FOR LOVE
1 – NEW – 17 – Paul Young – LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE
08 – 12 – 18 – Rocksteady Crew – (HEY YOU) THE ROCKSTEASY CREW
04 – 30 – 19 – Joy Division – LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
03 – 15 – 20 – Status Quo – A MESS OF BLUES
03 – 32 – 21 – Marilyn – CALLING YOUR NAME
03 – 18 – 22 – ABC – THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW
03 – 27 – 23 – Eurythmics – RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE
1 – NEW – 24 – Michael Jackson – THRILLER
03 – 17 – 25 – Police – SYNCHRONICITY 2
12 – 14 – 26 – Howard Jones – NEW SONG
09 – 13 – 27 – Tracey Ullman – THEY DON’T KNOW
02 – 48 – 28 – Genesis – THAT’S ALL
13 – 35 – 29 – Aztec Camera – OBLIVIOUS
05 – 26 – 30 – Musical Youth – 7
1 – NEW – 31 – Thompson Twins – HOLD ME NOW
02 – 55 – 32 – Smiths – THIS CHARMING MAN
09 – 19 – 33 – George Benson – IN YOUR EYES
11 – 23 – 34 – Black Lace – SUPERMAN (GIOCA JOUER)
08 – 29 – 35 – Olympia Orchestra – REILLY
1 – NEW – 36 – Tina Turner – LET’S STAY TOGETHER
03 – 42 – 37 – Yes – OWNER OF A LONELY HEART
36 – 25 – 38 – New Order – BLUE MONDAY
06 – 24 – 39 – Elton John – KISS THE BRIDE
09 – 22 – 40 – Will Powers – KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE

[41-75]
02 – 53 – 41 – Tom Robinson – ATMOSPHERES
04 – 45 – 42 – Eddy Grant – TILL I CAN’T TAKE NO MORE
02 – 64 – 43 – Abba – THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
05 – 41 – 44 – Galazy – FANTASY REAL
02 – 70 – 45 – Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton – ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
09 – 28 – 46 – Lydia Murdock – SUPERSTAR (BILLIE JEAN)
04 – 31 – 47 – Kiss – LICK IT UP
03 – 58 – 48 – Care – FLAMING SWORD
05 – 49 – 49 – Foster And Allen – I WILL LOVE YOU ALL MY LIFE
06 – 40 – 50 – King Kurt – DESTINATION ZULULAND
14 – 39 – 51 – UB40 – RED RED WINE
06 – 33 – 52 – Shalamar – OVER AND OVER
08 – 34 – 53 – Siouxsie And The Banshees – DEAR PRUDENCE
10 – 37 – 54 – Public Image Limited – THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG
1 – NEW – 55 – Shannon – LET THE MUSIC PLAY
03 – 46 – 56 – David Bowie – WHITE LIGHT, WHITE HEAT
03 – 73 – 57 – Olivia Newton-John – TWIST OF FATE
03 – 56 – 58 – Imagination – NEW DIMENSION
02 – 71 – 59 – Caramba – FEDORA (I’LL BE DANCING)
02 – 85 – 60 – Grandmaster Flash And Melle Mel – WHITE LINES (DON’T DO IT)
04 – 38 – 61 – AC/DC – GUNS FOR HIRE
04 – 54 – 62 – Bauhaus – THE SINGLES ’81 TO ’83
1 – NEW – 63 – Roland Rat – RAT RAPPING
1 – NEW – 64 – Julian Cope – SUNSHINE PLAYROOM
03 – 68 – 65 – Brian May And Friends – STAR FLEET
05 – 52 – 66 – Level 42 – MICROKID
05 – 44 – 67 – Sharon Red – LOVE HOW YOU FEEL
02 – 82 – 68 – Nik Kershaw – I WON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME[/size]
02 – 74 – 69 – Daryl Hall And John Oates – SAY IT ISN’T SO
02 – 79 – 70 – Toyah – THE VOW
02 – 78 – 71 – Kid Creole And The Coconuts – THE LIFEBOAT PARTY
1 – NEW – 72 – Cuba Gooding – HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND
1 – NEW – 73 – Slade – MY OH MY
02 – 67 – 74 – Kim Wilde – DANCING IN THE DARK
03 – 87 – 75 – Rose Marie – WHEN I LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND

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Week Ending 26 November 1983
[top 40]
08 – 01 – 01 – Billy Joel – UPTOWN GIRL
07 – 02 – 02 – Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson – SAY SAY SAY
04 – 03 – 03 – Shakin’ Stevens – CRY JUST A BIT
03 – 10 – 04 – Assembly – NEVER NEVER
02 – 17 – 05 – Paul Young – LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE
09 – 04 – 06 – Lionel Richie – ALL NIGHT LONG
04 – 05 – 07 – Madness – THE SUN AND THE RAIN
05 – 07 – 08 – Cure – THE LOVE CATS
04 – 21 – 09 – Marilyn – CALLING YOUR NAME
02 – 24 – 10 – Michael Jackson – THRILLER
02 – 12 – 11 – Style Council – A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART
05 – 06 – 12 – Adam Ant – PUSS IN BOOTS
03 – 11 – 13 – Rolling Stones – UNDERCOVER OF NIGHT
02 – 31 – 14 – Thompson Twins – HOLD ME NOW
04 – 23 – 15 – Eurythmics – RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE
02 – 36 – 16 – Tina Turner – LET’S STAY TOGETHER
04 – 16 – 17 – Limahl – ONLY FOR LOVE
11 – 09 – 18 – Culture Club – KARMA CHAMELEON
12 – 08 – 19 – Men Without Hats – THE SAFETY DANCE
14 – 29 – 20 – Aztec Camera – OBLIVIOUS
05 – 19 – 21 – Joy Division – LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
12 – 14 – 22 – Donna Summer – UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
03 – 28 – 23 – Genesis – THAT’S ALL
04 – 20 – 24 – Status Quo – A MESS OF BLUES
1 – NEW – 25 – Simple Minds – WATERFRONT
09 – 35 – 26 – Olympia Orchestra – REILLY
09 – 18 – 27 – Rocksteady Crew – (HEY YOU) THE ROCKSTEASY CREW
05 – 13 – 28 – Duran Duran – UNION OF THE SNAKE
04 – 37 – 29 – Yes – OWNER OF A LONELY HEART
03 – 32 – 30 – Smiths – THIS CHARMING MAN
07 – 15 – 31 – UB40 – PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY
1 – NEW – 32 – Ozzy Osbourne – BARK AT THE MOON
03 – 43 – 33 – Abba – THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
1 – NEW – 34 – Cliff Richard – PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE
03 – 45 – 35 – Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton – ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
02 – 73 – 36 – Slade – MY OH MY
02 – 63 – 37 – Roland Rat – RAT RAPPING
13 – 26 – 38 – Howard Jones – NEW SONG
10 – 27 – 39 – Tracey Ullman – THEY DON’T KNOW
03 – 41 – 40 – Tom Robinson – ATMOSPHERES

[41-75]
12 – 34 – 41 – Black Lace – SUPERMAN (GIOCA JOUER)
05 – 42 – 42 – Eddy Grant – TILL I CAN’T TAKE NO MORE
1 – NEW – 43 – Blancmange – THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS
04 – 22 – 44 – ABC – THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW
04 – 25 – 45 – Police – SYNCHRONICITY 2
06 – 30 – 46 – Musical Youth – 7
10 – 33 – 47 – George Benson – IN YOUR EYES
1 – NEW – 48 – Howard Jones – WHAT IS LOVE
03 – 68 – 49 – Nik Kershaw – I WON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME
37 – 38 – 50 – New Order – BLUE MONDAY
02 – 55 – 51 – Shannon – LET THE MUSIC PLAY
04 – 48 – 52 – Care – FLAMING SWORD
1 – NEW – 53 – Pretenders – 2000 MILES
03 – 70 – 54 – Toyah – THE VOW
03 – 71 – 55 – Kid Creole And The Coconuts – THE LIFEBOAT PARTY
1 – NEW – 56 – David Grant – ROCK THE MIDNIGHT
10 – 40 – 57 – Will Powers – KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE
1 – NEW – 58 – Who – READY STEADY WHO (EP)
1 – NEW – 59 – ZZ Top – SHARP DRESSED MAN
1 – NEW – 60 – Flying Pickets – ONLY YOU
06 – 49 – 61 – Foster And Allen – I WILL LOVE YOU ALL MY LIFE
22 – RE – 62 – Beatles – I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
03 – 60 – 63 – Grandmaster Flash And Melle Mel – WHITE LINES (DON’T DO IT)
03 – 59 – 64 – Caramba – FEDORA (I’LL BE DANCING)
06 – 44 – 65 – Galazy – FANTASY REAL
10 – 83 – 66 – Prince – LITTLE RED CORVETTE
03 – 77 – 67 – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – RELAX
1 – NEW – 68 – Second Image – DON’T YOU
07 – 39 – 69 – Elton John – KISS THE BRIDE
02 – 82 – 70 – Arnie’s Love – I’M OUT OF YOUR LIFE
05 – 47 – 71 – Kiss – LICK IT UP
1 – NEW – 72 – David Essex – YOU’RE IN MY HEART
02 – 89 – 73 – Yello – LOST AGAIN
02 – 72 – 74 – Cuba Gooding – HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND
03 – 69 – 75 – Daryl Hall And John Oates – SAY IT ISN’T SO

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Week Ending 03 December 1983
[top 40]
09 – 01 – 01 – Billy Joel – UPTOWN GIRL
03 – 05 – 02 – Paul Young – LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE
08 – 02 – 03 – Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson – SAY SAY SAY
05 – 09 – 04 – Marilyn – CALLING YOUR NAME
03 – 14 – 05 – Thompson Twins – HOLD ME NOW
04 – 04 – 06 – Assembly – NEVER NEVER
03 – 16 – 07 – Tina Turner – LET’S STAY TOGETHER
05 – 03 – 08 – Shakin’ Stevens – CRY JUST A BIT
02 – 60 – 09 – Flying Pickets – ONLY YOU
05 – 15 – 10 – Eurythmics – RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE
03 – 10 – 11 – Michael Jackson – THRILLER
03 – 11 – 12 – Style Council – A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART
02 – 25 – 13 – Simple Minds – WATERFRONT
06 – 08 – 14 – Cure – THE LOVE CATS
03 – 36 – 15 – Slade – MY OH MY
10 – 06 – 16 – Lionel Richie – ALL NIGHT LONG
05 – 07 – 17 – Madness – THE SUN AND THE RAIN
15 – 20 – 18 – Aztec Camera – OBLIVIOUS
04 – 13 – 19 – Rolling Stones – UNDERCOVER OF NIGHT
02 – 34 – 20 – Cliff Richard – PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE
1 – NEW – 21 – Tracey Ullman – MOVE OVER DARLING
06 – 12 – 22 – Adam Ant – PUSS IN BOOTS
04 – 23 – 23 – Genesis – THAT’S ALL
02 – 32 – 24 – Ozzy Osbourne – BARK AT THE MOON
04 – 30 – 25 – Smiths – THIS CHARMING MAN
04 – 35 – 26 – Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton – ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
05 – 17 – 27 – Limahl – ONLY FOR LOVE
05 – 29 – 28 – Yes – OWNER OF A LONELY HEART
12 – 18 – 29 – Culture Club – KARMA CHAMELEON
1 – NEW – 30 – Wham! – CLUB FANTASTIC
02 – 48 – 31 – Howard Jones – WHAT IS LOVE
13 – 19 – 32 – Men Without Hats – THE SAFETY DANCE
03 – 37 – 33 – Roland Rat – RAT RAPPING
04 – 33 – 34 – Abba – THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
06 – 21 – 35 – Joy Division – LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
10 – 26 – 36 – Olympia Orchestra – REILLY
13 – 22 – 37 – Donna Summer – UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
02 – 43 – 38 – Blancmange – THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS
04 – 40 – 39 – Tom Robinson – ATMOSPHERES
1 – NEW – 40 – Tears For Fears – THE WAY YOU ARE

[#41-75]
05 – 24 – 41 – Status Quo – A MESS OF BLUES
10 – 27 – 42 – Rocksteady Crew – (HEY YOU) THE ROCKSTEASY CREW
06 – 42 – 43 – Eddy Grant – TILL I CAN’T TAKE NO MORE
02 – 53 – 44 – Pretenders – 2000 MILES
06 – 28 – 45 – Duran Duran – UNION OF THE SNAKE
02 – 56 – 46 – David Grant – ROCK THE MIDNIGHT
04 – 49 – 47 – Nik Kershaw – I WON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME
1 – NEW – 48 – Quiet Riot – METAL HEALTH / CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE
04 – 55 – 49 – Kid Creole And The Coconuts – THE LIFEBOAT PARTY
04 – 54 – 50 – Toyah – THE VOW
08 – 31 – 51 – UB40 – PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY
1 – NEW – 52 – Nick Heyward – ON A SUNDAY
02 – 59 – 53 – ZZ Top – SHARP DRESSED MAN
1 – NEW – 54 – Lionel Richie – RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT
04 – 67 – 55 – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – RELAX
04 – 64 – 56 – Caramba – FEDORA (I’LL BE DANCING)
11 – 39 – 57 – Tracey Ullman – THEY DON’T KNOW
38 – 50 – 58 – New Order – BLUE MONDAY
02 – 82 – 59 – Eartha Kitt – WHERE IS MY MAN
07 – 61 – 60 – Foster And Allen – I WILL LOVE YOU ALL MY LIFE
03 – 51 – 61 – Shannon – LET THE MUSIC PLAY
13 – 41 – 62 – Black Lace – SUPERMAN (GIOCA JOUER)
05 – 77 – 63 – Rose Marie – WHEN I LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND
02 – 58 – 64 – Who – READY STEADY WHO (EP)
14 – 38 – 65 – Howard Jones – NEW SONG
23 – 62 – 66 – Beatles – I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
02 – 72 – 67 – David Essex – YOU’RE IN MY HEART
05 – 52 – 68 – Care – FLAMING SWORD
1 – NEW – 69 – Club House – SUPERSTITION
02 – 68 – 70 – Second Image – DON’T YOU
11 – 66 – 71 – Prince – LITTLE RED CORVETTE
1 – NEW – 72 – Elvis Presley – I CAN HELP
03 – 70 – 73 – Arnie’s Love – I’M OUT OF YOUR LIFE
03 – 83 – 74 – Chas And Dave – MY MELANCHOLY BABY
04 – 63 – 75 – Grandmaster Flash And Melle Mel – WHITE LINES (DON’T DO IT)

——————————————

Week Ending 10 December 1983
[top 40]
03 – 09 – 01 – Flying Pickets – ONLY YOU
04 – 02 – 02 – Paul Young – LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE
10 – 01 – 03 – Billy Joel – UPTOWN GIRL
04 – 05 – 04 – Thompson Twins – HOLD ME NOW
04 – 15 – 05 – Slade – MY OH MY
04 – 07 – 06 – Tina Turner – LET’S STAY TOGETHER
06 – 04 – 07 – Marilyn – CALLING YOUR NAME
02 – 21 – 08 – Tracey Ullman – MOVE OVER DARLING
03 – 20 – 09 – Cliff Richard – PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE
05 – 06 – 10 – Assembly – NEVER NEVER
1 – NEW – 11 – Culture Club – VICTIMS
09 – 03 – 12 – Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson – SAY SAY SAY
06 – 08 – 13 – Shakin’ Stevens – CRY JUST A BIT
06 – 10 – 14 – Eurythmics – RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE
05 – 26 – 15 – Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton – ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
04 – 11 – 16 – Michael Jackson – THRILLER
03 – 13 – 17 – Simple Minds – WATERFRONT
02 – 30 – 18 – Wham! – CLUB FANTASTIC
05 – 23 – 19 – Genesis – THAT’S ALL
16 – 18 – 20 – Aztec Camera – OBLIVIOUS
03 – 24 – 21 – Ozzy Osbourne – BARK AT THE MOON
1 – NEW – 22 – Billy Joel – TELL HER ABOUT IT
03 – 31 – 23 – Howard Jones – WHAT IS LOVE
11 – 16 – 24 – Lionel Richie – ALL NIGHT LONG
04 – 12 – 25 – Style Council – A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART
07 – 14 – 26 – Cure – THE LOVE CATS
06 – 17 – 27 – Madness – THE SUN AND THE RAIN
13 – 29 – 28 – Culture Club – KARMA CHAMELEON
05 – 25 – 29 – Smiths – THIS CHARMING MAN
06 – 28 – 30 – Yes – OWNER OF A LONELY HEART
02 – 40 – 31 – Tears For Fears – THE WAY YOU ARE
05 – 19 – 32 – Rolling Stones – UNDERCOVER OF NIGHT
03 – 38 – 33 – Blancmange – THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS
04 – 33 – 34 – Roland Rat – RAT RAPPING
03 – 44 – 35 – Pretenders – 2000 MILES
1 – NEW – 36 – Status Quo – MARGUERITA TIME
07 – 22 – 37 – Adam Ant – PUSS IN BOOTS
1 – NEW – 38 – UB40 – MANY RIVERS TO CROSS
11 – 36 – 39 – Olympia Orchestra – REILLY
1 – NEW – 40 – Barry Manilow – READ ‘EM AND WEEP

[#41-75]
02 – 54 – 41 – Lionel Richie – RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT
06 – 27 – 42 – Limahl – ONLY FOR LOVE
05 – 34 – 43 – Abba – THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
1 – NEW – 44 – Adam Ant – STRIP
02 – 48 – 45 – Quiet Riot – METAL HEALTH / CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE
03 – 59 – 46 – Eartha Kitt – WHERE IS MY MAN
05 – 39 – 47 – Tom Robinson – ATMOSPHERES
02 – 72 – 48 – Elvis Presley – I CAN HELP
1 – NEW – 49 – Kool And The Gang – STRAIGHT AHEAD
14 – 32 – 50 – Men Without Hats – THE SAFETY DANCE
04 – 74 – 51 – Chas And Dave – MY MELANCHOLY BABY
03 – 46 – 52 – David Grant – ROCK THE MIDNIGHT
05 – 50 – 53 – Toyah – THE VOW
05 – 55 – 54 – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – RELAX
05 – 47 – 55 – Nik Kershaw – I WON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME
07 – 35 – 56 – Joy Division – LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
07 – 43 – 57 – Eddy Grant – TILL I CAN’T TAKE NO MORE
1 – NEW – 58 – Elton John – COLD AS CHRISTMAS
02 – 69 – 59 – Club House – SUPERSTITION
05 – 56 – 60 – Caramba – FEDORA (I’LL BE DANCING)
14 – 37 – 61 – Donna Summer – UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
03 – 53 – 62 – ZZ Top – SHARP DRESSED MAN
02 – 84 – 63 – Santa Claus And The Christmas Trees – SINGALONG-A-SANTA AGAIN
11 – 42 – 64 – Rocksteady Crew – (HEY YOU) THE ROCKSTEASY CREW
06 – 41 – 65 – Status Quo – A MESS OF BLUES
02 – 52 – 66 – Nick Heyward – ON A SUNDAY
04 – 73 – 67 – Arnie’s Love – I’M OUT OF YOUR LIFE
05 – 49 – 68 – Kid Creole And The Coconuts – THE LIFEBOAT PARTY
14 – 62 – 69 – Black Lace – SUPERMAN (GIOCA JOUER)
1 – NEW – 70 – Rod Stewart – SWEET SURRENDER
06 – 63 – 71 – Rose Marie – WHEN I LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND
19 – RE – 72 – Slade – MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY
07 – 45 – 73 – Duran Duran – UNION OF THE SNAKE
02 – 78 – 74 – Klaxons – THE CLAP CLAP SOUND
1 – NEW – 75 – Dayton – THE SOUND OF MUSIC

——————————————

Week Ending 17 December 1983
[top 40]
04 – 01 – 01 – Flying Pickets – ONLY YOU
05 – 02 – 02 – Paul Young – LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE
05 – 05 – 03 – Slade – MY OH MY
02 – 11 – 04 – Culture Club – VICTIMS
05 – 04 – 05 – Thompson Twins – HOLD ME NOW
05 – 06 – 06 – Tina Turner – LET’S STAY TOGETHER
04 – 09 – 07 – Cliff Richard – PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE
02 – 22 – 08 – Billy Joel – TELL HER ABOUT IT
03 – 08 – 09 – Tracey Ullman – MOVE OVER DARLING
11 – 03 – 10 – Billy Joel – UPTOWN GIRL
06 – 15 – 11 – Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton – ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
05 – 16 – 12 – Michael Jackson – THRILLER
07 – 07 – 13 – Marilyn – CALLING YOUR NAME
04 – 23 – 14 – Howard Jones – WHAT IS LOVE
03 – 18 – 15 – Wham! – CLUB FANTASTIC
06 – 19 – 16 – Genesis – THAT’S ALL
07 – 13 – 17 – Shakin’ Stevens – CRY JUST A BIT
10 – 12 – 18 – Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson – SAY SAY SAY
07 – 14 – 19 – Eurythmics – RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE
02 – 40 – 20 – Barry Manilow – READ ‘EM AND WEEP
04 – 17 – 21 – Simple Minds – WATERFRONT
06 – 10 – 22 – Assembly – NEVER NEVER
04 – 35 – 23 – Pretenders – 2000 MILES
02 – 38 – 24 – UB40 – MANY RIVERS TO CROSS
02 – 36 – 25 – Status Quo – MARGUERITA TIME
04 – 21 – 26 – Ozzy Osbourne – BARK AT THE MOON
17 – 20 – 27 – Aztec Camera – OBLIVIOUS
05 – 34 – 28 – Roland Rat – RAT RAPPING
03 – 31 – 29 – Tears For Fears – THE WAY YOU ARE
02 – 49 – 30 – Kool And The Gang – STRAIGHT AHEAD
08 – 26 – 31 – Cure – THE LOVE CATS
14 – 28 – 32 – Culture Club – KARMA CHAMELEON
06 – 29 – 33 – Smiths – THIS CHARMING MAN
12 – 24 – 34 – Lionel Richie – ALL NIGHT LONG
20 – 72 – 35 – Slade – MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY
07 – 27 – 36 – Madness – THE SUN AND THE RAIN
02 – 58 – 37 – Elton John – COLD AS CHRISTMAS
07 – 30 – 38 – Yes – OWNER OF A LONELY HEART
05 – 25 – 39 – Style Council – A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART
04 – 33 – 40 – Blancmange – THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS

[#41-75]
02 – 44 – 41 – Adam Ant – STRIP
03 – 48 – 42 – Elvis Presley – I CAN HELP
03 – 63 – 43 – Santa Claus And The Christmas Trees – SINGALONG-A-SANTA AGAIN
04 – 46 – 44 – Eartha Kitt – WHERE IS MY MAN
03 – 41 – 45 – Lionel Richie – RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT
02 – 70 – 46 – Rod Stewart – SWEET SURRENDER
06 – 32 – 47 – Rolling Stones – UNDERCOVER OF NIGHT
02 – 80 – 48 – Jingle Bells – CHRISTMAS SPECTRE
12 – 39 – 49 – Olympia Orchestra – REILLY
08 – 37 – 50 – Adam Ant – PUSS IN BOOTS
03 – 74 – 51 – Klaxons – THE CLAP CLAP SOUND
02 – 97 – 52 – Dennis Waterman And George Cole – WHAT ARE WE GONNA GET ‘ER INDOORS
05 – 51 – 53 – Chas And Dave – MY MELANCHOLY BABY
1 – NEW – 54 – Paul McCartney – PIPES OF PEACE
06 – 54 – 55 – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – RELAX
06 – 47 – 56 – Tom Robinson – ATMOSPHERES
06 – 43 – 57 – Abba – THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
15 – 69 – 58 – Black Lace – SUPERMAN (GIOCA JOUER)
03 – 45 – 59 – Quiet Riot – METAL HEALTH / CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE
06 – 53 – 60 – Toyah – THE VOW
1 – NEW – 61 – Frida And B.A. Robertson – TIME
04 – 76 – 62 – George Benson – INSIDE LOVE
04 – 77 – 63 – David Essex – YOU’RE IN MY HEART
07 – 42 – 64 – Limahl – ONLY FOR LOVE
03 – 66 – 65 – Nick Heyward – ON A SUNDAY
15 – 50 – 66 – Men Without Hats – THE SAFETY DANCE
06 – 55 – 67 – Nik Kershaw – I WON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME
03 – 59 – 68 – Club House – SUPERSTITION
04 – 52 – 69 – David Grant – ROCK THE MIDNIGHT
1 – NEW – 70 – Malcolm McLaren – DUCK FOR THE OYSTER
03 – 82 – 71 – Bing Crosby And Grace Kelly – TRUE LOVE
12 – 64 – 72 – Rocksteady Crew – (HEY YOU) THE ROCKSTEASY CREW
1 – NEW – 73 – Jets – ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
04 – 79 – 74 – Bucks Fizz – RULES OF THE GAME
06 – 60 – 75 – Caramba – FEDORA (I’LL BE DANCING)

 

 

More info regarding Nik record sales which I’ve found online and wanted to post here as quickly as possible before I forget.

I thought you might find it interesting if I listed all the artists in the chart of that time.

Here are the acts who were big in the UK in 1985 as taken from Record Mirror dated 22nd March 1986 (unfortunately, #45 on the top album acts was missed out on the listing)

[size=1]ALBUM CHART – UK Top Selling Artists, 1985
1. Dire Straits – 1,595,000
2. Bruce Springsteen – 1,392,500
3. Phil Collins – 1,347,500
4. Madonna – 1,255,000
5. Tears For Fears – 970,000
6. U2 – 775,000
7. Paul Young – 740,000
8. Sade – 735,000
9. George Benson – 715,000
10. ZZ Top – 575,000
11. Alison Moyet – 565,000
12. Eurythmics – 510,000
13. Wham – 470,000
14. Queen – 460,000
15. Marillion – 457,500
16. Kate Bush – 442,500
17. Spandau Ballet – 432,500
18. Howard Jones – 415,000
19. Meat Loaf – 395,000
20. Tina Turner – 387,500
21. Billy Joel – 385,000
22. Simple Minds – 375,000
23. Barbara Dickson – 367,500
24. James Last – 362,500
25. Aled Jones – 350,000
26. Elaine Paige – 337,500
27. Elton John – 335,000
28. Foreigner – 332,500
29. Kenny Rogers – 330,000
30. Bryan Adams – 320,000
31. Bryan Ferry – 317,500
32. Chris De Burgh – 297,500
33. Go West – 292,500
34. Elvis Presley – 287,500
35. Talking Heads – 285,000
36. Bronski Beat – 282,500
37. Smiths – 277,500
38. Ultravox – 262,500
39. Prince – 260,000
40. David Bowie – 260,000
41. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – 260,000
42. Level 42 – 250,000
43. Sting – 250,000
44. UB40 – 240,000
46. Richard Clayderman – 222,500
47. Duran Duran – 217,500
48. Lionel Richie – 217,500
49. Iron Maiden – 202,500
50. Depeche Mode – 200,000
51. Billy Idol – 197,500
52. Marc Bolan & T.Rex – 195,000
53. Style Council – 195,000
54. Domingo/Brightman/Maazel – 195,000
55. King – 192,500
56. Chas & Dave – 177,500
57. Jennifer Rush – 175,000
58. Beatles – 175,000
59. Lloyd Cole & the Commotions – 172,500
60. Commodores – 170,000
61. Bob Dylan – 167,500
62. Bernstein/Te Kanawa/Carreras – 167,500
63. Eagles – 165,000
64. Cure – 162,500
65. Eric Clapton – 162,500
66. Nik Kershaw – 162,500 [/size]
67. Black Lace – 160,000
68. Cult – 155,000
69. Echo & the Bunnymen – 152,500
70. London Symphony Orchestra – 152,500
71. Shakin’ Stevens – 152,500
72. Bob Marley & the Wailers – 150,000
73. Grace Jones – 150,000
74. Billy Ocean – 147,500
75. Scritti Politti – 145,000
76. Cars – 142,500
77. Genesis – 142,500
78. Clannad – 142,500
79. Russ Abbot – 140,000
80. Thompson Twins – 135,000
81. Mike Oldfield – 135,000
82. Stevie Wonder – 132,500
83. Pink Floyd – 132,500
84. Status Quo – 127,500
85. Midge Ure – 125,000
86. China Crisis – 125,000
87. Joan Armatrading – 125,000
88. Daryl Hall & John Oates – 120,000
89. Billy Bragg – 117,500
90. Elvis Costello – 117,500
91. Pat Benatar – 117,500
92. Howard Keel – 117,500
93. Chris Rea – 112,500
94. Roxy Music – 110,000
95. Jean Michel Jarre – 110,000
96. Freddie Mercury – 110,000
97. Simon & Garfunkel – 110,000
98. Power Station – 105,000
99. Big Country – 105,000
100. Barbra Streisand – 105,000

SINGLES CHART – UK Top Selling Artists, 1985
1. Madonna – 2,736,000
2. Jennifer Rush – 1,165,000
3. Tears For Fears – 959,000
4. King – 936,000
5. Bruce Springsteen – 918,000
6. Wham – 882,000
7. Paul Hardcastle – 837,000
8. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – 797,000
9. Dead Or Alive – 758,000
10. Sister Sledge – 695,000
11. Feargal Sharkey – 673,000
12. Shakin’ Stevens – 663,000
13. Go West – 639,000
14. Marillion – 637,000
15. Foreigner – 635,000
16. Eurythmics – 634,000
17. David Bowie & Mick Jagger – 626,000
18. Phyllis Nelson – 612,000
19. A-Ha – 598,000
20. Prince – 578,000
21. Kool & the Gang – 577,000
22. Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – 547,000
23. Harold Faltermeyer – 545,000
24. Band Aid – 522,000
25. Billy Ocean – 506,000
26. Whitney Houston – 506,000
27. Ashford & Simpson – 502,000
28. Billy Idol – 500,000
29. Dire Straits – 500,000
30. UB40 with Chrissie Hynde – 499,000
31. Paul Young – 493,000
32. Colonel Abrams – 490,000
33. Elton John – 486,000
34. Simple Minds – 468,000
35. Phil Collins – 464,000
36. Duran Duran – 443,000
37. Midge Ure – 441,000
38. Howard Jones – 436,000
39. Stephen ‘Tin-Tin’ Duffy – 427,000
40. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – 418,000
41. Stevie Wonder – 412,000
42. Mai Tai – 409,000
43. The Crowd – 403,000
44. Bonnie Tyler – 389,000
45. Tina Turner – 378,000
46. Nik Kershaw – 376,000
47. Alison Moyet – 365,000
48. Level 42 – 346,000
49. USA For Africa – 344,000
50. UB40 – 344,000
51. Five Star – 342,000
52. Kate Bush – 338,000
53. Red Box – 338,000
54. Commodores – 335,000
55. Bryan Adams – 329,000
56. Russ Abbot – 320,000
57. Amii Stewart – 317,000
58. Cars – 308,000
59. Cult – 306,000
60. Baltimora – 304,000
61. Dee C Lee – 302,000
62. Bronski Beat & Marc Almond – 301,000
63. David Grant & Jaki Graham – 293,000
64. Style Council – 292,000
65. Steve Arrington – 281,000
66. Princess – 279,000
67. Loose Ends – 268,000
68. Scritti Politti – 265,000
69. DeBarge – 261,000
70. Sarah Brightman & Paul Miles-Kingston – 259,000
71. Strawberry Switchblade – 259,000
72. Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin – 257,000
73. Cool Notes – 254,000
74. Pat Benatar – 254,000
75. Fine Young Cannibals – 252,000
76. Jermaine Jackson – 252,000
77. Paul McCartney – 250,000
78. Pet Shop Boys – 245,000
79. Talking Heads – 245,000
80. John Parr – 243,000
81. Animotion – 238,000
82. Art Of Noise – 236,000
83. Opus – 234,000
84. Amazulu – 232,000
85. Jimmy Nail – 230,000
86. Glenn Frey – 229,000
87. David Bowie – 229,000
88. David Cassidy – 227,000
89. ZZ Top – 225,000
90. Bryan Ferry – 218,000
91. Chaka Khan – 218,000
92. Marti Webb – 212,000
93. China Crisis – 212,000
94. Freddie Mercury – 207,000
95. Rah Band – 202,000
96. Smiths – 202,000
97. Thompson Twins – 202,000
98. Lionel Richie – 200,000
99. Power Station – 196,000
100. Kirsty MacColl – 194,000

 

Now the turn of 1984 🙂

The 1984 list appeared in Record Mirror dated 2 March 1985. It was based on the top 1000 albums for the year as determined by Gallup. The figures after each artist are the positions in the top 1000 for each of their albums. (these correspond to the top 100 albums of 1984 in the year end chart posted on a separate thread) The final figure after the = sign is the ratio of albums sold compared to Lionel Richie (ie for every 1000 albums he sold Michael Jackson sold 944 & Billy Bragg 77).

[size=1]ALBUM CHART – UK Top Selling Artists, 1984
1 Lionel Richie 1,131 = 1000
2 Michael Jackson 6,59,109,680,864 = 944
3 Bob Marley & the Wailers 3,567,653 = 939
4 Wham 4,60 = 921
5 Queen 14,47,279,398,413,439,443,4489,468,535,622,655,987 = 843
6 Ultravox 11,71,250,499,629 = 750
7 Billy Joel 9,242,390,549,574,730,746,976 = 724
8 Sade 7 = 668
9 Thompson Twins 12,104 = 668
10 U2 – 21,28,102,216,236 = 655
11 Frankie Goes To Hollywood 10 = 627
12 Howard Jones 16,91 = 514
13 Alison Moyet 15 = 464
14 ZZ Top 17,369,374,595,735 = 450
15 Nik Kershaw 22,42 = 439[/size]
16 David Bowie 44,142,211,212,290,293,394,449,453,475,491,567,659,689 = 434
17 Duran Duran 31,53,158,250 = 428
18 Dire Straits 25,115,140,206,319 = 428
19 Eurythmics 26,100,177,271 = 395
20 Spandau Ballet 20,107,777,910 = 394
21 Paul McCartney 27,67,560,817 = 382
22 Tina Turner 18 = 364
23 Elton John 33,74,354,616,769,812,838,991 = 357
24 Culture Club 35,54,240 = 353
25 Shakin Stevens 23,151,825 = 329
26 Black Lace 19 = 319
27 Big Country 40,55 = 296
28 Status Quo 49,124,264,549,578,611,823,856,877,910 = 289
29 UB40 – 45,82,488,513,788,939 = 288
30 Paul Young 24 = 272
31 Smiths 38,78 = 271
32 Elaine Paige 39,79 = 270
33 The Carpenters 32,317,451,491,541 = 267
34 Meat Loaf 63,68,401,434 = 252
35 Bruce Springsteen 37,352,463,611,732,852 = 239
36 Stevie Wonder & Dionne Warwick 30 = 228
37 Genesis 76,409,456,507,559,563,584,622,795,864,892,948 = 212
38 Chas & Dave 58,295,298,502,599,964 = 202
39 Barbara Streisand 122,138,139,266,643 = 202
40 Simple Minds 46,199,639 = 197
41 Pointer Sisters 34 = 193
42 Richard Clayderman 95,166,226,270,835,892 = 189
43 Prince 43,250 = 186
44 The Style Council 36 = 184
45 Marillion 90,121,223 = 176
46 Art Garfunkel 41 = 163
47 Human League 62,366 /League Unlimited Orchestra 269 = 160
48 Diana Ross 72,517,521,545,695,835 = 156
49 Echo & The Bunnymen 65,384,395,750 = 155
50 The Fureys – Davey Arthur 56,554,596 = 153
51 Foster & Allen 64,408,606,844 = 147
52 Jean Michel Jarre 108,244,424,639,645,696,902 = 146
53 Chris De Burgh 113,247,348,386,479 = 142
54 Randy Crawford 61,460,772 = 142
55 The Cure 165,184,268,337,780,892 = 140
56 Iron Maiden 85,360,417,606,762 = 140
57 Bronski Beat 50 = 138
58 James Last 182,324,372,410,645,711,763,877,996 = 133
59 Rod Stewart 97,176,457 = 131
60 Mike Oldfield 119,259,367,667,731 = 130
61 Neil Diamond 146,227,371,494,563,906 = 128
62 Phil Collins 111,132 = 126
63 Simon & Garfunkel 156,265,348,446,548,794 = 123
64 Kool & The Gang 112,222,262 = 121
65 Cliff Richard 214,258,339,402,707,788,847 = 116
66 Pink Floyd 220,284,358,370,567,732,931 = 115
67 Elkie Brooks 167,217,276,404 = 113
68 Depeche Mode 106,429,618,631 = 106
69 Sky 110,427,784,905,917 = 105
70 Beatles 321,437,472,525,555,587,825,917,926 = 104
71 Howard Keel 69 = 104
72 Cyndi Lauper 70 = 104
73 Stevie Wonder 80,691 = 103
74 Des O’Connor 73 = 101
75 Madness 103,234 = 100
76 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark 84,732 = 98
77 Eddy Grant 83,889 = 97
78 Julio Iglesias 118,307,563 = 95
79 Marvin Gaye 77 = 95
80 Deep Purple 93,499 = 92
81 John Denver 89,964 = 91
82 Police 135,696,707,821,945 = 90
83 Jacksons 101,441 = 88
84 Roxy Music 179,255,549 583 = 88
85 Daryl Hall & John Oates 137,272,739 = 87
86 Sister Sledge 86 = 86
87 Japan 256,499,546,560,593,812,952 = 86
88 Blancmange 99,597 = 86
89 Heaven 17 – 159,263,419 = 85
90 Chaka Khan 88 = 85
91 Van Halen 94,945 = 84
92 Eric Clapton 172,422,446,603 = 83
93 Clannad 123,323 = 82
94 Jam 148,453,557,928 = 82
95 Flying Pickets 120,361 = 81
96 Rolling Stones 178,314,624,717 = 80
97 Shirley Bassey 92 = 79
98 George Benson 145,238 = 77
99 Billy Bragg 162,208 = 77
100 Royal Philarmonic Orchestra 426,440,457,687,711,828,926 = 76
I can’t make head nor tales of the 1984 album list (above) but maybe you guys can.

Still searching the 1984 Singles sales data.

 

 

Human Racing album Chart performance
Chart (1983) Peak
position Total
weeks
Canadian Albums Chart[5]
19 23
German Albums Chart[6]
8 ?
New Zealand Albums Chart[7]
32 11
Norwegian Albums Chart[8]
7 10
Swedish Albums Chart[9]
38 3
Swiss Albums Chart[10]
12 24
UK Albums Chart[11]
5 61
U.S. Billboard Hot 200[12]
70 17

Chart (2012) Peak
position Total
weeks
UK Albums Chart 159 1

 

The Riddle album Chart performance
Chart (1984) Peak
position Total
weeks
Canadian Albums Chart[12]
45 18
German Albums Chart[13]
12 ?
New Zealand Albums Chart[14]
8 33
Norwegian Albums Chart[15]
5 17
Swedish Albums Chart[16]
11 7
Swiss Albums Chart[17]
23 7
UK Albums Chart[18]
8 36
U.S. Billboard 200[19]
113 10

 

RADIO M album Chart performance
Chart (1986) Peak
position Total
weeks
Canadian Albums Chart[2]
87 5
UK Albums Chart[3]
47 3

 

IWLTSGDOM Charts
Chart (1983) Peak
position
United Kingdom (First Release)
(The Official Charts Company)
47

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Canada (RPM) 94
Ireland (IRMA)
4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10]
6
Norway (VG-lista)[11]
8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12]
10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13]
6
United Kingdom (Second Release) 2

 

WIBG Charts
Chart (1984–1985) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[3]
12
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[4]
9
Dutch Mega Top 100[3]
32
French SNEP Singles Chart[3]
35
German Singles Chart[5]
2
Irish Singles Chart[6]
2
Norwegian Singles Chart[3]
6
Spain (AFYVE)[7]
26
Swiss Singles Chart[3]
3
UK Singles Chart[8]
4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[9]
46

 

DANCING GIRLS Charts
Chart Position Weeks in Chart
UK Singles Chart[1]
13 9
Irish Singles Chart[5]
14 4
German Media Control Charts[6]
21 1

 

 

HUMAN RACING Chart performance
Chart (1984) Peak
position Total
weeks
Irish Singles Chart[6]
17 4
UK Singles Chart[7]
19 8

 

THE RIDDLE Chart performance
Chart (1984) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6]
8
Canada (RPM)[citation needed]
56
France (SNEP)[7]
18
Germany (Media Control AG)[8]
8
Ireland (IRMA)[9]
3
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[10]
19
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11]
6
Norway (VG-lista)[12]
5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13]
5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14]
15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15]
3

 

WIDE BOY Charts
Chart Position
UK Singles Chart
9
Irish Singles Chart
5
Australian ARIA Charts
7
Dutch Mega Top 50 47
German Media Control Charts
25

 

DON QUIXOTE Chart performance
Chart (1985) Peak
position
German Media Control Charts[3]
39
Irish Singles Chart[4]
9
New Zealand Singles Chart[5]
36
UK Singles Chart[6]
10

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